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Old 08-15-2011, 07:43 PM   #15406
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yup passing is for racing

in racing, I have found that being passed is my #1 source of dropping the bike. so I always "hold for late row" to avoid the problem.. in ADV, I have found that most folks are not in such a hurry so I keep more to the front of the pack where the "leg-stretchers" are.... except in the fast burn krewe. they're all leg stretchers, with reaaaaly long legs. aka 450+cc punkins

I remember a very early PAR ride following mug on his ole bmw, he was diggin down into the sand so I was gonna pass him on my much lighter xt, and got almost directly beside him when he changed lines, and I mean he went from one side of a 25' wide sandy jeep road to the opposite side in the space of about 50 feet!

after that I pretty much didn't pass anyone, I just took off when we stopped then got goin again. that being said, after we got a couple months in, I didnt need to pass mug as he had his sandlegs back and we did end up haulin the mail as certain inmates might put it.

in other unrelated news, BEERFEST is coming up!

Now - you all should remember that "wheelies" and the like aren't allowed.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:47 PM   #15407
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It only happens on the FS roads where there is room-a-plenty,
Dits, man.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #15408
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From you I expect nothing less.

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The last camping trip I did about 2000 wheelies totaling 20 feet.

Chkminus filled the new guy in on the process- Hear the motor rev, and get ready to see Darwin at work. On the first stop ScottFLA said he now new EXACTLY what Chk was talking about

I rode point for a bit of that so I got to play around while having NO IDEA where I was going... We did make great time though
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You shoulda told me to do this a long time ago
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:56 PM   #15409
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...I knew I smelled smoke up there.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:04 PM   #15410
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:21 PM   #15411
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Good ride Sunday, worth missing church for and the tight single-track at the end was fun.

Nuttin wrong with attending the "dirt" church on Sunday. then again, that's the only church I know
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #15412
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we did end up haulin the mail as certain inmates might put it.
Yeah I remember you haulin the mail on that raggedy old XT plenty of times in BW "back in the day." By the time we had Sweatfest I, you didn't have a drop of fork oil in those forks, but that didn't stop ya from getting airborne on the sand whoops! Sinner let ya ride his XR650R and you seemed somewhat impressed. /understatement/

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Now - you all should remember that "wheelies" and the like aren't allowed.
What is this wheelie thing you speak of? OK I confess...I thought about doing a wheelie one time. But then I reconsidered. Thank you Swampy for helping me see the error of my ways.

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The last camping trip I did about 2000 wheelies totaling 20 feet.
Now that's funny right there.

You can't fool me none--I done sawr what you did there back at ANF Fest last December, yanking that KTM's front wheel up in third.

I've never been able to do that...


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Old 08-16-2011, 12:44 AM   #15413
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I'm not sure how much they'll do in a real crash (that's what State Farm is for) but I think these engine guards will certainly help in a tip over or if the beast gets tired and decides to take a nap. SW Motech. Took about 30 minutes to install. Pretty straight forward and seem pretty sturdy.
Those are the crash bars i have..they work great..i have had more than my fair shair of high speed get offs..lol .cant wait to ride with yall again.looks like i missed a fun one ..the gs luvs sand and single track action .....
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:36 AM   #15414
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Fall Preview

Step outside... its almost cool.

Taking my Granddaughter camping/swiming at Kruel Lake before temps go back up....
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:45 AM   #15415
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Step outside... its almost cool.

Taking my Granddaughter camping/swiming at Kruel Lake before temps go back up....
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:03 AM   #15416
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Step outside... its almost cool.

I had a coffee on my deck this morning and thought the same thing.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:53 AM   #15417
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And another from this evening:
I hope you had the camera on fast or something or else you were really flying.... cool stuff..
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:13 AM   #15418
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Yeah, it's sped up quite a bit. It'd be better if the camera were mounted to the bike itself because my head bobbles a bit.

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Old 08-16-2011, 06:22 PM   #15419
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first and foremost - hunt down a thread dedicated to your exact make/model bike. thats the easiest way to find detailed specific info. check the thumpers subforum of advrider and definitely check thumpertalk.

you shouldnt feel like yer goin over the bars - you should be riding with your body far forward to counteract all the throttle you're grabbing! and when you brake scoot furthur back.. body position changes constantly if you're riding agressively enough.

a different bend in the bars and/or risers are also popular ways to go to allow you to stand without bending at the waist. I personally have been riding bent over on stock bars my entire experience riding bikes.. which is but a chapter of some of the guys on here's volumes of experience..
Thanks for the replies fellas.

I ended up searching around and ordered some new bars with a higher bend(2" higher than what i have now) and some risers that will give 2 more inches. Total of 4 inches. This is pretty substantial and I think it will help out a great deal. It looks like my stock cables have enough slack to work with this much additional rise. Hopefully it works and
I won't need new cables.

On the footpeg front...I have found my way to Fastway footpegs. They have a much larger area to stand on than stock and they can give like and inch or so in drop. If anything, I will get something like this because my feet are so big(size 15-16) and standing on those stock tiny pegs might suck.

Should have my bars and risers thursday. Can't wait to get them on!

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Old 08-16-2011, 07:15 PM   #15420
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A heads up for those interested

I'm leavin Oct 8th for Barbers Vintage Days.
If you've never been and wanted to go, this is a excellent event to make.

http://www.barbervintagefestival.org...to-gallery.php
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